Ski Trab calls the Gara Titan “the binding used by champions” and we tend to agree. This tour de force draws from a number of design features at the cutting edge of skimo race rigs, starting with an ultra-reliable titanium toe spring that resists snow buildup. Each toe wing flexes independently in response to twisting boot movement, providing unparalleled elastic retention among bindings in the vicinity of 100 grams. Now that high-level skimo races are beginning to require ski brakes, the “Stopper” version of the Gara Titan is a real contender for the best overall race binding among top-level competitors. To enter uphill mode, a swipe of the brake unit retracts the brake arms and acts as a platform for the boot heel, no riser needed (although a high riser is still available by rotating the heel tower 180 degrees). When you’re ready to rip skins, accessing downhill mode is as easy as popping the brakes out of the way to expose the heel pins.
By removing the need to deploy a heel flap, this brake system is an ingenious way to streamline transitions in skimo races where hypoxic athletes can use all the help they can get. Finally, vertical release settings are customizable with the swap of various u-springs at the heel, making this binding a solid choice for a broader range of skiers. It’s safe to say that this binding will be a fixture at the top of podiums within the next couple of seasons. We invite you to join the Trab fest with the Ski Trab Gara Titan Brake Binding!
- Grooved toe pins clear snow out of boot inserts while you skin.
- Semi-flat mode is available by standing on the brake unit.
- Brakes satisfy ISMF skimo race requirements.
- Titanium toe rod offers powerful and reliable elastic clamping action.
- 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0 heel springs improve choice for racers of different weights.
|Weight (pair)||320g [Steel]
||1 + "Flat"|
||Ergal aluminum, titanium/steel, high-strength plastic|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Simple to use brake|
|Bottom Line||Simple, strong binding with brakes to meet ISMF regulations|
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